Don’t be afraid of it.
Bloggers, teachers, bosses, and authorities of all kinds like to highlight the things they know for sure and shy away from the unknown. Maybe I have things backwards, but I like to do the opposite. I’m more comfortable saying, “I don’t know, but I’d love to explore it further.”
Admitting that you don’t know something doesn’t make you look dumb. In fact, people will often have a greater respect for you when you eagerly admit the things you don’t know.
I was going to make a list here of a few things I don’t know, but then I realized that list would be very long. In fact, I can’t say I know anything with confidence.
Life is not something you figure out. The idea of “knowing” something is often an illusion. There is no textbook with the answers. What is true today might be totally false tomorrow. Even something as structured as science has answers that are in constant flux. Newton was absolutely, scientifically, right… until Einstein came up with a new version of right.
In fact, I would guess that the vast majority of my ideas/insights come from place of not knowing… but I don’t know that for sure.
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